The Faculty of Applied Science & Engineering is introducing a voluntary program by which students can gain introductory experience at metal machining and welding. Students will have the opportunity to receive hands-on training in George Brown College’s extensive and up-to-date machining facilities. Engineers with a firm understanding of machining principals and limitations can design systems for quick and easy manufacture.
Students interested in the vast array of campus groups such as the Solar Car Team and Formula SAE will find this training invaluable. All current U of T Engineering students (undergraduate and graduate) are welcome to participate, including those in the Professional Experience Year (PEY).
Three short courses are offered; each course is two days long and runs on successive Saturdays. There is a fee of $250 for each course; receipts will be issued for tax purposes. The courses in this machining and welding program are as follows:
1) Basic Machining (lathe, mill, drill press; please note that enrolment in this course is now full
2) Advanced Machining (prerequisite: Basic Machining)
3) Introduction to Welding
Details of material covered in each course are outlined on the course sign-up page. Note that the Basic Machining and Advanced Machining courses will be offered several times during the academic year; the Welding course is offered less frequently. Extra offerings of these short courses will be scheduled if there is sufficient student demand. Please follow the link for more information on these courses on the MIE website.
Students who complete both the Basic Machining and Advanced Machining courses are allowed to use the George Brown College machining facilities for personal or academic projects; George Brown College will open their shop facilities for such purposes every second Saturday. The relevant dates will be posted or contact Professor Tony Sinclair
REGISTRATION OPENS ON JANUARY 4, 2011.